The May Community

The May Community (HM1OLK)

Location: May, TX 76857 Brown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 58.947', W 98° 55.227'

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Originally part of a Mexican land grant given to Empresario John Cameron in 1827. May developed in the 1870s when several pioneer families settled here. Baptists and Methodists quickly organized churches. A one-room school known as Old Swayback provided the first formal education for the children. Nathan L. May built a trading post in 1879 and became the town's first postmaster in 1881. By 1907 the village had a blacksmith shop, general store, newspaper and bank. The early history of May climaxed in 1911 with the coming of the railroad.
Marker Number5377
Year Placed1981
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 507515 N 3538493
Decimal Degrees31.98245000, -98.92045000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 58.947', W 98° 55.227'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 58' 56.82" N, 98° 55' 13.62" W
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Area Code(s)254
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19150 US-183, May TX 76857, US
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